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Anwar G. Chejne papers

Identifier: uar00060

Scope and Content

The collection contains manuscript materials and notes for a book on the Arabic language. Also in the collection are class materials, including lecture notes, class handouts and tests.


  • 1970s


Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Anwar G. Chejne (1923-1983)

Anwar George Chejne was born on 15 August 1923 in Rahbe, Lebanon. He attended Colegio Del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia from 1939-1941, earning a B.A. and Ph.D. in languages and liberal arts. From 1948 to 1950, he attended the Asia Institute at Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), earning an M.A. in Islamic studies and history. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Islamic studies in 1954.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Chejne was an instructor of Arabic for the State Department (1950-1951) and assistant professor and chair of Arabic and Near Eastern languages at Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). In 1965, Dr. Chejne became an assistant professor of Arabic at the University of Minnesota. In 1966, he founded and chaired the Middle Eastern Languages Department (1966-1973). In 1979, he became professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chejne was known as an authority on Muslim Spain. Anwar Chejne died on 5 September 1983.


6 boxes (7.8 linear feet)

Language of Materials



Collection contains the papers of Anwar G. Chejne, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and chair of the Middle Eastern Languages Department at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated to University Archives by Dr. Chejne's daughter, Cecelia, on 18 February 1987.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Anwar G. Chejne papers
Under Revision
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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